Ze studiów nad średnioperskim utworem Mādīgān-ī Jōszt-ī Fr(i)jān: Historia o młodzieńcu z rodu Fr(i)jānów

Authors

Mateusz M. Kłagisz
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Summary

A Study of the Middle Persian Text Mādigān-i Yōšt-i Fr(i)yān: A Story of a Youth from the Family of Fr(i)yān

The present book is a result of the author’s research on Mādīgān-ī Yōšt-ī Fr(i)yān (MYF), which belongs to the most interesting texts of the Middle Persion religious writings. The core of the book is a fairly elaborated description of a riddle contest between a righteous youth Yōištī Fr(i)yān and a demonic necromancer Axt. The story recounted in MYF is based on an episode we briefly encounter in an Avestan hymn Yašt 5 where mean Axtya is going to apply the test to a certain Yōištī. While the hymn mentions 99 riddles, however, MYF puts the number of 33. As the text tells us Yōištī Fr(i)yān finally wins over Axt using his opponent’s weapon: riddle. The message of the narrative can be viewed on several levels, most importantly as a macrocosmic struggle of good and evil brought down to a microcosmic scale. Not surprisingly good eventually triumphs over evil since MYF—as any well-tailored folk tale—subscribes to a Zarathustrian and actually universalistic paradigm of the battle between light and darkness.

Chapters

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 0. [Wstęp] .......... 11
  • 1. [MJF] .......... 16
  • 2. [Ustność] .......... 25
  • 3. [Zapis] .......... 29
  • 4. [Wisdom-literature] .......... 33
  • 5. [Źródła] .......... 37
  • 6. [Bohaterowie] .......... 50
  • 7. [Szahr-ī frasznwizārān] .......... 82
  • 8. [Zagadka] .......... 85
  • I. [Zagadka 1.] .......... 99
  • II.–IV. [Zagadki 2.–4.] .......... 106
  • V. [Zagadka 5.] .......... 115
  • VI. [Zagadka 6.] .......... 119
  • VII. [Zagadka 7.] .......... 126
  • VIII. [Zagadka 8.] .......... 131
  • IX. [Zagadka 9.] .......... 138
  • X. [Zagadka 10.] .......... 141
  • XI. [Zagadka 11.] .......... 145
  • XII. [Zagadka 12.] .......... 155
  • XIII.–XXII. [Zagadki 13.–22.] .......... 159
  • XXIII.–XXIV. [Zagadki 23.–24.] .......... 184
  • XXV. [Zagadka 25.] .......... 189
  • XXVI. [Zagadka 26.] .......... 191
  • XXVII. [Zagadka 27.] .......... 195
  • XXVIII. [Zagadka 28.] .......... 198
  • XXIX. [Zagadka 29.] .......... 199
  • XXX. [Zagadka 30.] .......... 208
  • XXXI. [Zagadka 31.] .......... 209
  • XXXII. [Zagadka 32.] .......... 210
  • XXXIII. [Zagadka 33.] .......... 212
  • XXXIV.–XXXVI. [1.–3. zagadka Jōszt-ī Fr(i)jāna] .......... 213
  • Przekład polski MJF .......... 222
  • Transkrypcja MJF .......... 232
  • Słowniczek średniopersko-polski .......... 241
  • Bibliografia .......... 260
  • Indeks autorów oraz postaci mitologicznych, biblijnych, koranicznych i literackich .......... 293
  • Indeks tytułów .......... 314
  • Indeks terminów zaratusztriańskich .......... 317
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Published
December 10, 2019

Details about the available publication format: Paperback

Paperback
ISBN-13 (15)
978-83-8138-092-8